The Benzodiazepines

Use, overuse, misuse, abuse

Authors: Marks, J.

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The story of the benzodiazepines is a fascinating one: the synthesis of a long series of inert compounds and the abandonment of the project: months later, the renewal of the project and the discovery that this compound R05-0690 (Librium ®) was a sedative and muscle relaxant in laboratory animals: the recognition that its postulated structure was wrong and that it was in fact a member of an entirely new chemical class: the excitement caused by the discovery of the powerful taming effect of the drug in wild animals: the even greater excitement in medical circles when its dramatic anxiety relieving effects were cstablished in humans: the subsequent enormous world­ wide usc of drugs of the benzodiazepine group. I have reason to know the story well for during that period I worked in various capacities in research, marketing and manage­ ment in the British subsidiary of F. Hoffmann-Ia Roche. It was during this period that I became interested in whether dependence on benzodiazepines could occur and if so to what extent, but felt that this could be examined best from outside the concern. Having now retired from Roche back to academic medicine I have taken the opportunity to examine and analyse the evidence.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Benzodiazepines
Book Subtitle
Use, overuse, misuse, abuse
Authors
Copyright
1978
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
John Marks
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-6203-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-6203-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-011-6205-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 111
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